Mango, Tomato & Basil Pasta Salad

If you have a passion for mangoes, tomatoes, and basil to make this recipe during the summer. It is delightfully easy to make, delicious and healthy! The recipe uses a tasty Japanese-style “Italian” dressing, so that should confuse people nicely. You can also use this dressing with any other vegetables to make a unique salad. Try it out, you’ll be so glad you did!

Ingredients for Single Servings

  • 1 serving dried spaghetti or macaroni (75 grams)
  • water to cook pasta
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 manila mango, cut into pieces
  • 2 cherry tomatoes, cut in half, or a small tomato, cut into pieces
  • some fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

OPTIONS

  • /some shredded mozzarella cheese
  • some Parmesan cheese
Japanese-style Italian Dressing:
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp Japanese rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp tsuyu no moto*
  • 1 pinch grated garlic or garlic powder
  • black pepper

OPTIONAL:

1 tsp oregano* You can also use 1/2 tbsp of Japanese soy sauce and a pinch of  instant dashi powder if you don’t have tsuyu no moto.

How to Cooking!

  1. Whisk the dressing well.
  2. Add mango, tomato, and basil to the dressing, mix well.
  3. Meanwhile, boil water in a pot. Add salt and oil. Add spaghetti, submerge under water. Bring to a boil, then boil until soft (or al dente if you prefer).
  4. Drain spaghetti and rinse until cold. Drain, then mix with the dressing, tomatoes, mango, and basil.
  5. Serve on a plate and top with cheese. Enjoy!
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